- Teacher: Sherryl Proctor
This course explores pharmacology foundations, principles, and lifespan considerations. The principles of medication administration are described and explained including oral, percutaneous, enteral, and parenteral. Drugs that affect the general health of the body are examined. Use of patient education to promote health is discussed. Drug dosages are calculated for oral and parenteral administration.
This course includes an introduction to the anatomy of the body, along with basic biology and chemistry in relation to the human body. The student is introduced to anatomical and physiological aspects of tissues and organ systems. The concepts of fluid and electrolyte balance are discussed along with pH maintenance by the body.
Fundamentals of Nursing is a clinical course in which the body of nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for safe, effective, and quality nursing care are studied. Essential concepts, principles and skills are acquired along with beginning understanding of the nursing process. Students learn psychomotor procedures in the nursing laboratory and begin to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the long term facility.